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BMC Intensifies RRTs Verifications, Focuses on Home Isolation

With the spike in the COVID-19 cases in the city the authorities of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) are focusing on Home Isolation patients. A total of 79 doctors with the RRT teams have been engaged to verify and check the physical requirements of home isolation.

Home Isolation rate has increased from 42 per cent to 73.50 per cent in the city. During the last five days the Home Isolation rate was 95.44 per cent.

The RRT team is also responsible for delivery of Home Isolation medical kit, pasting of the poster declaring the Home Isolation facility at the place visited, detailed instructions for the care givers of the Home Isolation patient.

BMC has 54 RRT teams with 18 in each zone to monitor the patients. Helpline no 1929 has been opened round-the-clock for the last two weeks. Door to door mega health screening is being carried out in 20 non-slum areas by 210 teams.